Dr. Arthur Roberts receives $1.875 million grant from NIH

Dr. Arthur G. Roberts, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Biomedical Sciences department, was awarded a five-year, $1.875 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Health titled, “Overcoming Cancer Resistance Mediated by the MDR1 Transporter.” This grant provides Dr. Roberts the funds to investigate the human multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) transporter that causes anti-cancer drug resistance in ~50% of cancers.

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Dr. Eileen Kennedy gives an invited talk

Dr. Eileen Kennedy, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, recently gave an invited presentation at the 25th American Peptide Symposium in Whistler, British Columbia, titled “Targeting kinases with constrained peptide scaffolds.”

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PBS grad student Sary Alsanea wins awards

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences congratulates Sary Alsanea, a PhD candidate, for receiving the following awards from UGA International Student Life:

  • 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Student
  • 2017 Saeeda Peermahomed Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service. The Saeeda Peermahomed Award is made possible by the Peermahomed Family and is given annually in recognition of “outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of international education.”

PBS welcomes Dr. Bruce Roth as Chu Lecturer

Bruce D. Roth, the inventor of Lipitor, a popular cholesterol-lowering medication, was the featured speaker at the UGA College of Pharmacy’s annual Chu Lectureship on Wednesday, March 29. Roth, who is the senior vice president of Small Molecule Drug Discovery at Genentech Research and Early Development, presented “The Discovery and Development of Lipitor: Would anyone make this molecule today?” A reception preceded the event.

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